Machinery distributed

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In a handing-taking ceremony, agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji handed over an excavator and a backhoe each to the 20 dzongdags in Bumthang yesterday.

Tshethar tshogpa coordinators to sue Kanglung gup for defamation

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The two coordinators of Drukyul karzay tshethar tshogpa, Yeshi Dorji (also know as Sangay Wangdi) and Karsang claimed that they will file a defamation case against the chairperson of the Trashigang dzongkhag tshogdu, Kinzang Dorji, who is also the Kanglung gup

First six years determines the child’s future

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Adulthood depends on how the first six years of a child is forged. During a lecture on ‘zero to six’ on August 29, senior consultant and pediatrician Dr Ang Poon Liat, said that nurturing a child properly would help prevent diseases such as obesity, allergy, strokes, cancer and alzheimers in adulthood and old age. “The first six year is dedicated to the maximum brain growth.”

Govt. undecided on how to utilise Edu City land

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Three years after the Education City Project was shut, the government is yet to decide on the utilisation of the land earmarked for the education city at Wang Sisina, which has since remained idle.

Preparing for earthquake in Bhutan

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Sitting on an earthquake belt in the Himalayas, Bhutan has preparation issues to work on. The two-day consultation workshop on earthquake preparedness in Bhutan that ended yesterday at Paro was aimed at aligning the international and national emergency coordination structure and developing a contingency plan.

Lhuentse DT endorses request to upgrade Minji MSS to central school

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The Lhuentse dzongkhag education office will write to the education ministry, requesting for an up-gradation of Minji Middle Secondary School (MMSS) to a central school in the 12th Plan.

Samdrupcholing BHU in need of ultrasound and x-ray services

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Samdrupcholing Basic Health Unit, grade I in Samdrupjongkhar needs an ultrasound and x-ray machine, according to health officials.

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Landslides triggered by heavy rain on August 29 blocked the Trashiyangtse highway between Chazam and Doksum yesterday afternoon.

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Works and Human Settlement minister Dorji Choden and Chief executive officer of Ugen Auto, Ugen Norbu Jamyang, launched Bharatbenz in Thimphu yesterday.

Taking the lead

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The Royal Civil Service Commission supporting the national effort to deter substance abuse by instituting mandatory tests for pre-service and in-service civil servants is a commendable move.

Bhutan to host SAFF U-18 Championship 2017

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Bhutan Football Federation will host SAFF U-18 championship that will begin from September 18 to 27. This happens after 18 years of the federation’s affiliation with South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

Hydropower committee to develop sector’s roadmap

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Acknowledging the importance of hydropower sector and bilateral relations with India, the Cabinet issued an executive order on May 15 establishing a hydropower committee with a mandate to develop a clear, robust, and consistent policy that will be driven by the overall long-term interest of the country.

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Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay speaks to the dzongdags and thrompons at the signing of the Annual Performance Agreements, 2017-18 with 20 dzongkhags and three thromdes of Gelephu, Phuentsholing and Samdrupjongkhar yesterday in Bumthang.